"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
ROSES AND ROT
By: Kat Howard
Published By: Saga Press
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Preorder the Book: Amazon
Goodreads Summary: Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love.
What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to give up to create great art?
Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, she used to lie in bed wishing that her life would become one of these tragic fairy tales because she couldn’t imagine how a stepmother could be worse than her mother now. As adults, Imogen and her sister Marin are accepted to an elite post-grad arts program—Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realize that there’s more to the school than meets the eye. Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she’s dreamed about as a child, but it’s one that will pit her against Marin if she decides to escape her past to find her heart’s desire.
I like the idea of a book about sisters. Maybe it's the fact that I'm an only child, but I always liked to pretend that I had siblings and still enjoy getting a glimpse of the experience. Plus, this book involves a fine arts school, which appeals to the musician side of me. And what's more fun than family drama?